Chart of the week | Getting the balance right – a new approach to policy costs?

A new report from research consultancy Public First has argued that the government should move the costs of energy policy from being heavily on electricity bills onto government expenditure. In this ‘Chart of the week’, we look at the four models for rebalancing put forward in the report.

Options for Energy Bill Reform, published on 29 April, models four scenarios (see Figure 1) for rebalancing the costs of gas and electricity consumption in the UK, to see how the government could increase uptake of heat pumps to meet its 2028 target of 600,000 a year.

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